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680083
Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 83. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $13500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (42.38 gm, 6h). Reverse die signed by Euainetos. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line, a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear; [AQLA] below / SU-RA-K-O-SIWN, wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; surrounded by four swimming dolphins; [E]Y-[AI]NE below lower dolphin. Gallatin dies R.II/C.I; Boehringer, Finanzpolitik, pl. 38, 2; SNG ANS 362 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 689 (same reverse die); Dewing 874 (same dies); Gulbenkian 310 (same dies); Warren 213 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, some scattered light porosity, minimal obverse die rust. ($10,000)

From the William and Louise Fielder Collection.